“The Promise of International Law.” In a world of increasing polarization and threats to individual and collective security, many turn to international law for guidance and protection, while others consider this body of law and the institutions that apply it ill-equipped to address evolving needs. Has international law lived up to its full potential and is it equipped to safeguard the peaceful coexistence of its subjects, to protect human rights and the environment, and to contribute to the attainment of shared prosperity? Keynote speakers include Samantha Power, former US Ambassador to the United Nations; Elizabeth Odio Benito of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights; Hina Jilani, former UN Special Representative on Human Rights Defenders; and Claudio Grossman of American University Washington College of Law.
The Ignite: Legal Tech Innovation 2020 symposia will delve into the emerging issues confronting law facing the adoption of new technologies such as artificial intelligence and blockchain, electronic discovery, and keeping clients’ data secure. Sponsored by the Judge Ben C. Green Law Library and the Mid-American Law Library Consortium.
Semi-annual meeting dedicated to keeping consortia informed about issues of importance to directors, governing boards, and libraries of consortia.
“Inclusive libraries and information services toward achieving prosperity for sustainable development in Africa.” Sub-themes include Access to information: issues and challenges with the Marrakesh Treaty and Cape Town Declaration; and Information for empowerment: achieving human rights, gender equality and empowering women and children with information through libraries and information centres.
“Courageous and Audacious.” Speakers include Carla Hayden, Law Librarian of Congress, and Glòria Pérez-Salmerón, President of IFLA.
” We Can Do It! Building the Best in Library Instruction.”
“Data by Design: Building a Sustainable Data Culture.”
“Reshaping Identity in The Digital Age: People, Libraries, Data, Technology & Ethics.” Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA) addresses the changing and challenging environment for libraries and information systems and services in the digital world.
“Revival / Rebirth / Re-invention.” “Renouveau / Renaissance /
The Teaching Professor Annual Conference our flagship event and is dedicated to advancing teaching and learning. Educators and administrators of all disciplines and experience levels leave the event with actionable ideas and insights that they can start implementing right away.